72 Hours

72 Hours

about chance, circumstance, & choice. 

A film by Dan Parks

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In 1983, the city of Los Angeles enacted a law that made it illegal to sleep in a car.

After being arrested in 2010 for violation of the law, Cheyenne Desertrain and six other homeless individuals sued the city, claiming that the law was unconstitutionally vague.

The law was voided in a June 2014 decision.

The law promoted arbitrary enforcement that targeted the homeless.
— Opinion by Judge PREGERSON
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A new version of the law made it legal to sleep in a car, but only on certain designated streets.

Maps were drafted to show where living in a car is allowed and where it is still banned.

Are the City of LA’s parking maps a viable solution to allow people to live in a car?

This is when a writer came up with a hypothesis:

If he lived in his car in Los Angeles per the law, then he would legally be able to do so.

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He chose a month’s time, 30 days in a car in 10 different places both on and off the parking map for the legal amount of time a car is allowed to park in a single spot in Los Angeles:

72 HOurs.